Livelihood interventions target communities who are most vulnerable to negative effects of overexploitation of resources or better still improve the surrounding environment for the public good. We have actively supported communities in development of projects in Kilifi and Msambweni Counties. These projects have targeted economic enterprises such as recycling of plastics, fishing, fish farming, ecotourism, and raising of tree seedlings for sale.
Fish Aggregating Devices (FADS) Project
Currently, COMRED, in partnership with other organization is implementing a pilot project to introduces 4 FADS to the sea in Gazi-Msambweni area, Kwale County. Since this is not the first time FADs have been piloted in the area, a massive awareness campaign has been done through the media and barazas. Another important element of the project is data collection. Catch data is being collected by trained community members in order to measure success in terms of improved catches. Funding of the project comes from the EU through IOC-Smartfish and World Bank through Kenya Coastal Development Project (KCDP).
Participating institutions :
BMUs (Gazi, Mwandamu, Mkunguni, Mwaembe, Munje)
State Department of Fisheries (SDF), Mombasa and Kwale County
Munje Marine Co-Managed Area Project
Previously, COMRED, in collaboration with Msambweni Turtle and Marine Conservation Group (MTMCG) and Munje Beach Management Unit (BMU) did implement a UNDP-SGP funded project that saw the establishment and implementation of a marine co-managed area.
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